PRIVATE TEA CEREMONY
Tea drinking is an integral part of Chinese culture. Since ancient times, the simple pleasure of family and friends gathering to drink tea has been practised to promote health and well-being. Savour the delicate fragrances, imagining yourself as an ancient scholar at leisure in their garden-home!
A tea ceremony offers a more in-depth experience of Chinese tea and culture. From one infusion to the other, sip by sip – observe, how the taste and aroma unfold and evolve, and how it connects to our body and mind.
1.5 hour ceremony
$85/person | $70 for Annual Pass Holders (tasting two specialty Chinese teas and handmade sweets full-heartedly crafted)
2.5 hour ceremony
$99/person | $80 for Annual Pass Holders (tasting three specialty Chinese teas)
Private Tea Ceremony rates also include Garden admission, 1.5 or 2.5 hour tea ceremony with a certified tea artist, hand-made Chinese tea snacks, a traditional Chinese teacup, teacup pouch, and 15% off Garden products in the Eight Treasures Shop.
*NEW* Ting experience (1.5 hour ceremony)
Nestled in the heart of the Garden, this pavilion offers unique views from the peaceful and tranquil surroundings.
$125/person | $100 for Annual Pass Holders (includes exclusive access to the stunning pavilion situated above the main Garden courtyard, that is closed to the public, two specialty Chinese teas and handmade sweets full-heartedly crafted)
TEA ARTIST AND EXPERT
Lillian Li is a young talent with a passion to pure teas and tea art. She was born and raised in a very traditional Chinese family in Beijing, China, and she is very keen on traditional Chinese culture. Her late grandfather is a reputable traditional Chinese medicine doctor who taught her Chinese culture and how to keep good health.
She went to a college focused on Chinese culture to learn tea tasting and tea arts and got the Certificate of Tea Tasting and Tea Ceremony (both at senior level). Lillian was among the top 12 in International Tea-brewing Contest in 2015. During the 13 years of practicing tea tasting and tea ceremony, she travelled to more than 40 countries, including major tea-growing regions in southern China, Taiwan, Japan, India and Sri Lanka.
After moving to Vancouver in 2016, she made up her mind to thoroughly dedicate towards tea aesthetics and to bring the purest teas, most traditional tea culture and a healthier lifestyle to North America.
COVID-19 PROTOCOL UPDATE
The health, safety and well-being of our visitors, employees, volunteers and our extended community is always our top priority. We continue to be guided by the advice of local, provincial and national public health officials and will make decisions as needed moving forward.
For everyone’s safety, for the time being:
- We will only be admitting one group at a time.
- All groups will be led by facilitators. We are sorry that we cannot accommodate self-guided group visits at this time.
- Groups may be split to facilitate physical distancing in the Garden.
- We recommend all visitors to the Garden wear a mask. Masks are available at Visitor Services upon request.
- Hand sanitizer is available at the front entrance and at various points throughout the Garden.
- Please don’t hesitate to speak to us about any special needs or concerns you or your group may have.
As a non-profit organization, the Garden is grateful for your continued support and understanding.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR VISIT!
Contact us to create the perfect outing for your group. Tour our Garden, enjoy a specialized program or have lunch in Chinatown -we can help you book.